MANIT director asks to improve internet connectivity in campus

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 May 2017 12:44:27

Staff Reporter,

MANIT director Vinod Singh has directed concerned department to provide free Wi-Fi facility to the students and staff within six months

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) director Vinod Singh has directed concerned department to improve the internet connectivity and allow free Wi-Fi access in campus.
Presiding over a meeting with institute officials, director in-charge Vinod Singh asked to provide free Wi-Fi facility to the students and staff within six months. He said, students and researchers in MANIT are studying for technical issue and they should have internet connectivity. Now Government and telecom companies are providing free wi-fi at public places like railway station, bus stop, airport, etc. Even State Department of Higher Education (DHE) asked traditional degree colleges and universities to provide free Wi-Fi in campus. Many degree colleges in city have free internet connectivity for students in restricted areas.

Students of MANIT have already staged several protests regarding issue and demanded to get internet facility. It may be noted that there was internet connectivity in institute campus, but during working tenure of then director Appukuttan KK, few students were allegedly caught while watching porn sites. Irked with the issue, former director Appukuttan KK stopped internet connectivity to the students.

Talking to ‘The Hitavada’, MANIT students said they need internet connectivity for continuing their projects, assignments and other technical studies. They said, they are forced to use private internet connection, which is costly. They are demanding basic facilities like electricity, water, hostel furnishing, laboratory, etc. issue for past one year.

In a recent meet with institute authorities, director Vinod Singh changed the in-charge of safety and property officer. He assigned Rajendra Khare as property officer and P K Bhatt as safety officer. R K Dwivedi has been assigned as professor in-charge safety and Dr Siddharth Rokade has been assigned as professor in-charge property. Earlier, R K Salve was appointed as safety and property officer in MANIT. Recently, he filed report at local police station that some unidentified person has threatened him. Director Singh said, none of officials will work under pressure and he assured to maintain transparency in workings.